Attack Dancer Amanda Named to Dream Team


The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks and the Arena Football League announced that Attack Dancer Amanda has been named to the AFL’s “Net10 Dream Team.” Amanda will represent the Sharks and the Attack during ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando.

This is Amanda’s first selection to the Net10 Dream Team. She is in her fourth year with the Attack, and is the only dancer to be a member of the squad for each of the Sharks’ four years as a franchise. Before the start of the season, Amanda was elected to be one of the Attack’s two co-captains for this year.

Amanda was named to the Dream Team as a result of fan voting on The Dream Team consists of 14 dancers, one representing each AFL team. Amanda and the rest of the squad will perform during ArenaBowl XXVI, to be played in Orlando on Saturday, August 17, and will also make appearances throughout ArenaBowl Championship Week.



[Jacksonville Sharks Dance Team]

Chelsea is the Dream Team Storm Chaser

Congrats to Chelsea who will represent her squad at Arena Bowl XXVI next month in Orlando. Chelsea is a four-year veteran of the Storm Chasers and works as a Surgical tech.

[Chelsea at]

Halle is the Dream Team Goddess

Congrats to Cleveland Gladiators Goddess Halle on being named to the Arena Bowl XXVI Dream Team.

[Cleveland Gladiators Goddesses]

Brittany is the Dream Team Sidewinder

Congratulations to Brittany of the Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders who will be representing her squad at Arena Bowl XXVI in Orlando next month.

[Arizona Sidewinders]

Nicole is the Dream Team Rep for the Chicago Rush

Congrats to Nicole of the Chicago Rush Adrenaline Dancers on being named to the Arena Bowl XXVI Dream Team. Nicole is a Developmental Therapist and is in her 2nd year with the squad.


[Nicole at the Chicago Rush website]

Photo of the Day – July 15

From Friday Night – Philadelphia Soulmates Rachael and Meghan

Philadelphia Soulmates and “The Best Accessory Ever*”

* A remark Soulmate Kayla made

Saturday night, the Philadelphia Soulmates went a little country and dug out the cowboy hats.

Rachael and Kayla




Rebecca, Julianna and Maurisa

Nicoletta and Natasha

And one non-hat photo. This is former Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl Cheerleader Nicole (with son Chase). Nicole was at the game to watch her husband play (he’s on the Soul). They met when he played and she cheered for the AFL Georgia Force.

[Soulmates Gallery]

Alixandra is the Dream Team SaberKitten

Congratulations to San Jose SaberKitten Alixandra who will be representing her squad at Arena Bowl XXVI next month in Orlando

Alixandra is thee-year veteran of the SaberKittens and a Captain. She is a junior San Jose State University where she is majoring in Business Finance.

[Alixandra at the Sabercats Website]

Photo of the Day – July 8

From Saturday Night – Philadelphia Soulmates Choreographer Michelle Sulpizio and Arena Bowl XXVI Dream Team Member Soulmate Christina

When In Doubt…Dance It Out

Our good friend, and former Philadelphia Soulmate, Lindsay Rodolico held a dance workshop last month. The event featured two classes: one fro adults and one for those under 17. Current and former Soulmates and former Eagles Cheerleaders were just some of those in attendance.

[Image Gallery]

Photo of the Day – June 11

A member of the Jacksonville Sharks Attack Dance Team

Esposito Named AFL Dream Team Director

Chicago Rush Dance Coach and Choreographer Gloria Esposito has been named the 2013 NET10 Wireless Dream Team Director and Choreographer, the League office announced today.

The “NET10 Wireless Dream Team” is composed of one dancer from each AFL team who will perform at ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando. The Dream Team will also make a variety of event appearances during ArenaBowl Championship Week.

Esposito served as the 2012 NET10 Dream Team Director and Choreographer for ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans as well.

“I felt that we were really prepared last year and the total experience was super exciting and the girls did a really great job,” Esposito said. “I think that this year we can do that as well.”

Esposito began dancing with the Chicago Rush in their inaugural season in 2001. She was named Captain of the squad in 2002 and spent 2004-2006 as the Head Captain. In 2007, Esposito was promoted to Assistant Director and in 2009, she became the team’s Coach and Choreographer. She also spent four seasons (1999-2003) with the Chicago Luvabulls, the Chicago Bulls dance team.

Esposito also has experience as a Dream Team dancer, having been selected to the squad during her time as a dancer for the Rush. The opportunity has been a contributing factor to her knowledge and success as a director.

“I’ve danced on the Dream Team so I kind of knew what to expect but at the same time I knew going into it that it was going to be a whole new adventure as a director,” Esposito said. “I think it’s important to allow the girls to form a bond through this experience because even though we are not on the same team, we are still a part of the same AFL family.”

As both a director and former dancer, Esposito recognizes the important role the Dream Team provides to the ArenaBowl experience.

“What would a football game be without cheerleaders and dancers on the sidelines?” Esposito said. “I think it’s a part of sports in American culture to have them there and I think they provide an added boost to the overall game day experience.”

ArenaBowl XXVI is set to be played at the Amway Center in Orlando on Saturday, August 17. The game will be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 1 p.m. ET.

Tampa Bay Storm Loses Latest Battle in War on Interstate 4

The Orlando Predators came into the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Saturday and beat the Storm 55-48. The all time series record now stands at 26-26 between these fierce intrastate rivals. The national televised game was tight all night and turned on a controversial instant replay reversal of a Storm interception touchdown in the final minute of play.

The Storm cheerleaders did their job by keeping the fans up and cheering all evening. The dancers are again led by Director Kindra Ebanks and many of the girls honed their talents at the University of South Florida and/or the University of Tampa. In addition to cheer/dance, the girls also support community initiatives both locally and at MacDill Airforce base.

Arena football is very fast paced, action packed, fan friendly and family affordable. Come on out to a game. The Arena Bowl Championship will be in Orlando this year.

Enjoy the photos:

Shani, University of Tampa, 3 words: fun, sassy ,silly.

Rookies Philippa and Theresa, both University of South Florida co-eds.

Co-captain Stephanie, USF, works as Designer.

Jalyssa, Rachel, Stephanie, Shani, Alexandra and Philippa.

Co-captain Savenah, graduates USF this year.

Brittany, Salina, Savenah, Theresa, Bre, Lexxie and Shaniqua.

Rachel, Philippa, Alexandra, Jalyssa and Bubba.

Shaniqua cheered for the Bucs in 2010. Jalyssa does dance and modeling. Both USF gals.

[Tampa Storm Dancers]

[Storm Dancer Gallery]

Philadelphia Soulmates

A disappointing loss the for the Soul last Saturday, but the Soulmates never disappoint!

Soulmates Choreographer Michelle Sulpizio with former Soulmates Lisa and Becky

Diana is wearing an autorgaphed Soul player jersey that was auctioned off to support Northern Children’s Charities.

Working promotions tonight Kayla and Rebecca. Sharp readers will notice Rebecca’s hair is lighter this week.

Soulmates on the concourse with former Director Marla Viturello and family.

Gabby says she has never had a sunburn

[Philadelphia Soulmates Gallery]

Photo of the Day – June 4

From Saturday – Meghan of the Philadelphia Soulmates